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All Blacks team named ahead of rematch with hungry Springboks

I don't think people are relishing a victory against a shite bok team...

Most real fans will feel somewhat cheated out of a proper contest. If I was ever given the personal chance to face the AB's, I'd rather face the real deal, not some watered down version, regardless of the scoreline! Same applies to the boks... Well, in some manner, I get the impression I'd struggle to find the remnants of my teeth and my knee caps after facing a true bok team...but that's another topic...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Kyle Sinckler handed seven week ban for making contact with the eyes

I will rightly or wrongly assume sinckler wasn't in a position to damage his opponents eyes, but players have to be properly thrown under the bus if they get anywhere near eyes because of the potential.

Hypothetically however sinckler could have scratched Patersons eye, could have scratched any area surrounding the eye (eye lid etc) it's just an unnecessary dick move that I'd be happy to be smashed as a result...

But sure, maybe don't call it 'gouging' unless it is actually gouging but the bans should be the same.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

All Blacks team named ahead of rematch with hungry Springboks

...I think you'll find most of the rugby lovers world is against the political interference...probably just the right people with the right voice who aren't speaking up...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Kyle Sinckler handed seven week ban for making contact with the eyes

I'm happy with not adding extra grey areas, fingers near eyes = ban, job done....

I know this might be quite drastic but reading about players being blinded makes me so disgusted and frankly an instant big ban should be handed, no mitigating circumstances like "no injury" the only mitigating circumstances should be something like he reached for the ball and grabbed a players face by accident for a split second, or something like that...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

RUGBYDUMP WEEKLY: Coetzee's stroke of genius?

.....but it was still a draw... Not trying to take away kudos to a guy that changed a failing direction, but it didn't result in a win which one would expect from the boks...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Kyle Sinckler ban looks likely after citing for alleged eye gouge

Probably reckless if anything...not clever way to play and clearly something that lines up with Sincklers fairly recent stupidity...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

New Zealand's monstrous schoolboys look ready to cause some damage

Fortunately this isn't cause for concern, in the UK I hear their is talk of suggesting tackling should be banned at school level.... This will leave the British players 100% fresh for action when they reach 18! Whereas the AB's by that time will be partially worn out and ready for the scrap heap! It will be a slaughter!

#glitterwillbethrown!!!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Michele Rizzo facing ban after this shoulder to Gareth Davies' face

One ruling after another has lead to this...

Rucking was stopped, so more players lie on the ground, can't put your foot through and kick the ball now, etc...

I mean this was wrong sure, but you can't help feel some of these incidents are manifestations of previous unnecessary tinkering with the laws.. yeh sure, Dan comments about his kid(s) playing, no one wants their kid to get hurt, falling off a bike, tripping etc... We can water the game down for kids as much as we want, perhaps we'll have ageless players in the future as a result, and your kids safety is not my call, but I can't see NZ talking about banning tackling in schools...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Michele Rizzo facing ban after this shoulder to Gareth Davies' face

Except in the good old days we had 'rucking' so their wouldn't be a pile of bodies that big for the scrum half to lie on...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens warns all thirty players, as only Nigel Owens can do

It's weird because the more of a deal this gets made and the more of a media storm or party that follows Owens, the more cringey this has the potential of becoming when frankly it's a top job... I didn't see the match, but clearly he felt 15v15 was in the balance and that he'd rather not be the referee to give someone a red etc...so telling everyone to put on their big boy pants and grow up is a nice touch...every single person on that pitch knows the score now...

I'd rather this than a couple forwards getting a warning then some back 10 mins later getting a red card for something fairly innocuous because the referee was having a semi-shit game regarding player behaviour...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago